Manager, Federal Relations  |  The American Institute of Architects

Blake Nanney

Blake Nanney is a Federal Relations Manager at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington, DC. Blake works closely with his immediate teammates, Kara and Jaelon, along with AIA staff, AIA members, and public officials on federal policies impacting architects and their profession. His policy portfolio includes affordable housing, resilience, and federal procurement, while also serving in a supporting role on many other issues and initiatives. Blake has been with AIA National for over 5-years after joining AIA’s Advocacy + Relationships team in the summer of 2017. Before joining AIA, Blake worked for the Illinois House of Representatives and served on a successful reelection campaign for a Southern Illinois state representative. Blake graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a B.A. in Political Science and a major in History.